Every single CFL free agent, ranked by position

3DownNation’s Drew Edwards and Justin Dunk teamed up with former Alouettes assistant general manager Joey Abrams to rank every single CFL player that hit the open market. We’ll update these rankings with where players land as it happens. 

OFFENCE

Quarterbacks

  1. Mathews, Jeff (HAM) – signed with Argos
  2. O’Brien, Danny (OTT)
  3. LeFevour, Dan (TOR) – signed with Bombers
  4. Harris, Jacory (HAM) – signed with Alouettes
  5. Gale, Mitchell (SSK) – signed with Stampeders
  6. DeMarco, Thomas (EDM)

Kickers (American)

  1. Maher, Brett (HAM)
  2. Bede, Boris (MTL) – re-signed with Alouettes
  3. Early, Ray (OTT)
  4. Fera, Anthony (MTL)

Kickers (Canadian)

  1. Shaw, Grant (EDM)

TORONTO, ON – NOVEMBER 27 – Ottawa Redblacks Kienan Lafrance avoids a tackle from Calgary Stampeders Ciante Evans during the second half of CFL action against the Calgary Stampeders at BMO field in Toronto on November 27, 2016.
The Ottawa Redblacks defeated the Calgary Stampeders 39-33 in overtime. Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star

Running backs (Canadian)

  1. LaFrance, Kienan (OTT) – signed with Riders
  2. Woodson, Anthony (HAM) – signed with Stampeders
  3. Walter, Matt (SSK)
  4. Milton, Aaron (EDM) – signed with Riders

Fullbacks (Canadian)

  1. Cote, Rob (CAL) – re-signed with Stampeders
  2. Dupuis, Alexandre (TOR) – signed with Eskimos
  3. Tuck, James (WIN) – signed with Argos
  4. Bedard, Martin (MTL)

Running backs (American)

  1. Rutley, Brandon (MTL)
  2. Van, Travon (OTT) – signed with Eskimos
  3. Whitaker, Brandon (TOR)
  4. Lawrence, Kendial (HAM) – signed with Eskimos
  5. Bell, Shakir (EDM)
  6. Allen, Anthony (BC)
  7. Steele, Curtis (SSK)
  8. Scott, Da’Rel (HAM)

Receivers (Canadian)

  1. Durie, Andre (TOR)
  2. Fantuz, Andy (HAM) (ACL Injury)
  3. Getzlaf, Chris (EDM)
  4. MacDonell, Scott (OTT)
  5. Kohlert, Rory (WIN) – signed with Stampders
  6. Bailey, Devon (EDM)
  7. Coates, Matt (HAM) – signed with Bombers

Ottawa Redblacks’ Mossis Madu Jr. (37) and Ernest Jackson (9) celebrate Madu’s touchdown against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Saturday, October 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Receivers (American)

  1. Jackson, Ernest (OTT) – signed with Alouettes
  2. Sinkfield Jr., Terrell (BC)
  3. Shaw, Kenny (TOR) – signed with Redblacks
  4. Denmark, Clarence (WIN) – re-signed with Bombers
  5. Grant, Bakari (CAL) – signed with Riders
  6. Elliott, Kevin (HAM)
  7. Gurley, Tori (WIN)
  8. Spencer, Diontae (TOR) – signed with Redblacks
  9. Williams, Chris (OTT) (ACL injury) – signed with Lions
  10. Owens, Chad (HAM) – signed with Riders
  11. Stoudermire, Troy (EDM)
  12. Chiles, John (HAM)
  13. Fuller, Jeff (SSK) – signed with Argos
  14. Paden, Khalil. (OTT)
  15. West, Joe (CAL)
  16. Henry, Marcus (MTL)
  17. Bates, Phil (SSK)
  18. Wilson, Greg (CAL)

Offensive Linemen (Canadian)

  1. Deane, J’Michael (OTT)
  2. Perrett, Jeff (MTL)
  3. Federkeil, Dan (CAL) – re-signed with Stampeders
  4. White, Ryan (MTL) – signed with Riders
  5. Keeping, Jeff (WIN)

Offensive Linemen (American)

  1. Dennis, Derek (CAL) – signed with Riders
  2. Batiste, D’Anthony (EDM)
  3. Van Roten, Greg (TOR)
  4. Coleman, Thaddeus (SSK) – re-signed with Riders

DEFENCE

Defensive Tackle (Canadian)

  1. Laing, Cleyon (OTT)
  2. Westerman, Jabar (BC) – signed with Alouettes
  3. Klassen, Michael (MTL) – re-signed with Alouettes
  4. Oramasionwu, Don (EDM) – signed with Alouettes
  5. Finley, Jeffrey (MTL) – signed with Argos
  6. Alexandre, Gregory (SSK)

Defensive Tackles (American)

  1. Cash, Alan-Michael (MTL)
  2. Nevis, Drake (HAM) – signed with Bombers
  3. Hall, Bryan (TOR)
  4. Irvin, Corvey (SSK)
  5. Hopkins, Moton (OTT)
  6. Cummings, Euclid (WIN)
  7. Moore, Mike (OTT)
  8. Robertson, Tracy (TOR)
  9. Minter, Zach (CAL)
  10. Williams, Jonathan (SSK)

Defensive End (Canadian)

  1. Richardson, Louie (HAM)

Defensive End (American)

  1. Hunt, Phillip (EDM) – re-signed with Eskimos
  2. Hickman, Justin (TOR)
  3. Evans, Dequin (MTL) – signed with Lions
  4. Whiteside, Aston (OTT) – signed with Eskimos
  5. Lavarias, Aaron (MTL)
  6. Boudreaux, Brandon (CAL)

Middle (Mike) Linebackers (Canadian)

  1. Greenwood, Cory (TOR)
  2. Hurl, Sam (WIN) – re-signed with Bombers

Middle (Mike) Linebackers (American)

  1. Bass, Khalil (HAM) – signed with Redblacks
  2. Elsworth, Kyler (TOR)

Weak Side (Will) linebackers (American)

  1. Venable, Winston (MTL) – signed with Argos
  2. Love, Glenn (CAL) – signed with Riders
  3. Burnett, Tony (WIN) – signed with Lions

Strong side (Sam) Linebackers (American)

  1. Murray, Rico (HAM)
  2. Isaac, Brandon (TOR)
  3. Robinson, Jermaine (HAM)
  4. Raymond, Keon (HAM)

Safeties (Canadian)

  1. Brouillette, Marc-Olivier (MTL) – signed with Riders
  2. Black, Matt (TOR) – re-signed with Argos
  3. Webster, Matt (SSK) – signed with Argos
  4. Muamba, Cauchy (EDM)
  5. Bucknor, Matt. (CAL) – signed with Lions
  6. Lue, Andrew (SSK) – signed with Eskimos
  7. Sherman, Teague (WIN)
  8. Herbert, Shane (SSK)

Halfbacks (American)

  1. Davis, Emanuel (HAM) – re-signed with Ticats
  2. Kanneh, Abdul (OTT) – signed with Ticats
  3. Sears, Johnny (HAM) – signed with Argos
  4. Jefferson, AJ (TOR) – signed with Redblacks
  5. Parks, Cord (EDM)
  6. Gavins, Jerrell (OTT) – re-signed with Redblacks
  7. Harris, Macho (WPG)
  8. Johnson, Jovon (MTL)
  9. Green, Isaiah DB (TOR)
  10. Boyett, John (OTT)
  11. Hollins, Tyree (SSK)

Corners (American)

  1. Watkins, Patrick (EDM)
  2. Ojo, John (EDM)
  3. Owusu-Ansah, Akwasi (TOR)
  4. Smith, Devin (TOR)
  5. Adams, Johnny (HAM)
  6. Taylor, Nicholas (OTT)
  7. Page, Cleshawn (HAM)

Returners

  1. Smith, Jamill (OTT)
  2. Jackson, Tristian (OTT)

Canadian Special Teamers

  1. Hus, Jorgen (SSK) (Long Snapper)
  2. Bedard, Martin (MTL) (Long Snapper)
  3. Yurichuk, James (TOR)
  4. Townsend, Daryl (MTL) – re-signed with Alouettes
  5. Landry, Beau (HAM) – signed with Stampeders
  6. Hecht, Jeff (SSK)
  7. Omara, Ron (HAM) – signed Redblacks
  8. Berger, Adam (CAL) – signed with Redblacks
  9. Chevrier, Randy (SSK) (Long Snapper)
  10. Roy, Bryn (SSK)
  11. Carter, Michael (TOR)

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